Canton's Gervasi Vineyard has announced plans to expand its 55-acre, Tuscany-inspired combined winery and resort with a new luxury boutique hotel and distillery. Construction of the two-building expansion is expected to begin this spring, with the projects completed in either late 2018 or early 2019. The winery opened in 2010. The sprawling propert...

Most of you reading this column are a lot like me when it comes to our wines. We are always in search of something new and interesting, something not found everywhere, a wine that that is food friendly yet can be sipped on its own, cool story and cool label. Here are a few notes that fit all the criteria listed above. The 2016 Casasmith Cervo Barbe...

There is something a careful traveler would not miss: in every corner of the planet, it seems Italian food is considered a byword for quality and taste. Nomisma’s forecast of Italy’s agri-food exports for 2017 seems to confirm this trend: a 6% growth compared to 2016. This figure has also been confirmed by the Foreign Trade Institute, which recorde...

Santa Margherita USA, a national wine importer, has announced the addition of two Italian wineries to their portfolio; Cà Maiol of Lombardy and Cantina Mesa of Sardinia. These two wineries join the company's stable of wine producers, which now number ten in total.  The addition of these wineries to Santa Margherita USA's parent company, Santa Margh...

As we celebrate leading women in the wine industry this week during NH Wine Week, it’s fitting to recognize Marilisa Allegrini, an Italian leading lady of wine. The Allegrini family roots date back to the 16th century and it is one of the most prominent wine producers in Italy today. Marilisa Allegrini, a sixth-generation member of the family, beca...

There has never been a better time to get into bubbles. Sommeliers almost universally love Champagne, and, across America, our collective thirst for Proseccois growing at record speed. Sales of Prosecco are expected to surpass both rosé wineand “discounted Champagne” by 2020, according to Vinexpo CEO Guillaume Deglise. This presents a compelling ca...

Winter is nebbiolo’s season. We’re talking an old-fashioned winter – a winter when pipes freeze, rivers threaten to breach levees, fog settles in like a cat curled up in front of the fireplace, refusing to budge. That’s the kind of winter that calls for venison sausages braised in wine, meatballs in a goulash sauce, Irish stew with dumplings heavy...

After working in New York wine bars for the last 20 years, Lauras Grigaliulas decided that he wanted to bring a cozy neighborhood wine bar to Chicago, and thus, Lago Wine Bar was born. The rustic Italian restaurant in Lakeview features “cicchetti,” or Venetian tapas, small-plate dining meant to be enjoyed with a glass of Italian wine. “We have smal...

Orvieto is a town in the region of Umbria, which is centrally located in Italy. It's almost halfway between Rome and Florence. The most popular wine of the Umbrian region is Orvieto, which is named after the beautiful hillside medieval town. Like Tuscany with its Chianti and Chianti Classico, Orvieto also has Orvieto and Orvieto Classico, which com...

There’s nothing quite like the sound of the cork popping from the bottle—especially at this time of year. In a “pop!” we instantly feel a release of pressure and allow ourselves to relax. It’s the signal to leave our worries in the old coffee mug on our desks, and indulge in a sip of cheer instead. If we’re honest, we tend to like anything that’s g...